Zambia

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Available statistics:
Capital
Lusaka
Official language
English
Population (2016 est.)
15,510,711
Population growth (2016 est.), %
2.94
Median age (2016 est.), years
16.7
Urbanization rate (2010 - 2016), % p.a.
4.32
Urban population (2015), % of total
40.9
Rural population (2015), % of total
59
Population density (2015), per km2
22
HDI (2014)
139 of 188
National Currency
Kwacha, ZMW
GDP (2015), USD million current
21,154.39
GDP growth (2015), %
2.9
GDP annual growth rate forecast (2020), %
5.97
GNI per capita (2015), current int’l USD
3,640
Inflation (2016), %
7.5
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020), %
13.07
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (2015), BOP current USD billions
1,582
Net official development assistance (2014), current USD millions
994
Budget deficit (2016), % of GDP
-8.1
Ease of Doing Business (2016), rank of 190
98
TI Corruption Index (2016), rank of 168
76
Installed Generation Capacity (2016), MW
2,400
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity (2016), % of total installed capacity
4
Hydro Capacity (2016), % of total installed capacity
95
Other RE Capacity (2016), % of total installed capacity
<1
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2016)
<1
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2013)
9
Net electricity imports (2014), kWh
13 million
Electrification rate, total (2016) %
28
Electrification rate, urban (2016) %
62
Electrification rate, rural (2016) %
5
Peak demand (2015), MW
Nearly 3,000
Per capita electricity consumption (2013), kWh
731